HC Deb 26 March 1993 vol 221 cc733-4W
Mrs. Fyfe

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will institute a freephone number for callers to request organ donor card registration forms; and if he will make it his policy to run the advertisements on television channels in Scotland for the same number of weeks as in England.

Mr. Stewart

[holding answer 10 March 1993]: For the first time in Scotland, a television advertisement will shortly be shown to promote organ donation. The advertisement will encourage would-be donors both to carry a card and to discuss their wishes with relatives, since in many cases family objections have prevented the use of suitable organs. A freephone number will be available so that callers can request donor cards.

The advertisement will appear for two consecutive weeks. We shall be assessing its impact to determine whether arrangements should be made for further screenings.

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